Day trip

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Day trip

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services

From US$ 32.53 per person


Enjoy a day trip to Essaouira, on the coast of Morocco. See the Medina, the beach and visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from all Marrakech hotels. For guest houses and riads, the pickup will be from the nearest point accessible by van. This location will be provided the day before the activity.
Private or small groups available


4 hours
  • Marrakech

  • 3 hours
  • Photo stop, coffee

  • Essaouira (lunch, guided tour)

  • 3 hours
  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Discover the beautiful city of Essaouira on a day trip
  • Admire the port, the market, and the jeweler's quarter
  • Enjoy the visit of the beach
  • Visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil
Full description

Discover Essaouira on this day trip with a local guide. Explore the port city's breathtaking sights and streets, and see local markets and jewelers.

Depart Marrakech in the morning and head to beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. Once you arrive at the port city, formerly known as Mogador, you will have time to enjoy the charming sights of Essaouira.

Take pictures of its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful and vibrant Moulay El Hassan square, the markets also known as souks, as well as the little streets of the city's old Medina.

Then, enjoy a lunch of fresh fish in a local restaurant. During your trip, you'll also visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, see the local markets, and wow at the gems in the jeweler's quarter.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Bilingual driver
  • Tour guide in English & French
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • It takes 3 hours to go to Essaouira and 3 hours back so you should be comfortable sitting in the van for that amount of time
  • The tour may take place in a minibus of 14 seats or on a regular bus, depending on the vehicles and staff available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3011 reviews

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Essaouira is a must! It's a beautiful town by the ocean, with a vibrant market and a lot of history. It's a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, with wider streets and a summer vibe all year round. The trip for us was this: pickup from a central pace at 8:30 (after waiting for other travelers), one quick stop for coffee, one quick stop for the goats on the Argan trees, one stop at the manufacturers of Argan oil (not necessary to purchase anything, but the quality is good, so it's not a bad idea). We arrived at Essaouira at 12 pm, had a 1 hour guided tour, 3 hours of free time, and started the trip back at 4:15 pm. It would have been nice to have stayed until the sunset (and avoided the evening traffic perhaps), but overall it was a great trip with great people. A huge thank you to our tour guide Zaid for the very informative and entertaining tour of the town!

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March 22, 2023

The activity was exactly as in its description and it was a great value for money. The driver was careful and friendly, the tour guide gave us interesting information and the city was a delight. The bus was not super comfortable though and we'd love to have some more time in the city.

March 12, 2023

An amazing day in Essaouira, such a beautiful place with so much history and curiosities. A big shout-out to the Tour Guide Zaid! One of the best guides I came across, super professional with so much knowledge and insights about the city, culture, and tips about the country. Everything was on time and the day journey was smooth and well-balanced to learn, enjoy the wonderful food, and explore the city.

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February 18, 2023

Product ID: 56046